Acworth (Samuel Holyoke)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-06)  CPDL #59106:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part edition; Counter part and part of Treble part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Four staffs converted to two: Old Tenor becomes Soprano; Counter - Alto; Treble - Tenor; and Bass - Bass. Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' hymn.
  • (Posted 2020-06-06)  CPDL #59105:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part edition; Counter part and part of Treble part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Oval notes. Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' hymn.
  • (Posted 2020-06-06)  CPDL #59104:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-06-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Four-part edition; Counter part and part of Treble part written by B. C. Johnston, 2020. Note shapes added (four-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' hymn.
  • (Posted 2020-06-06)  CPDL #59103:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-06-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Three-part edition. Note shapes added (4-shape), otherwise as written in 1803. Two more pairs of stanzas added from Watts' hymn.

General Information

Title: Acworth
First Line: Deep in the dust before thy throne
Composer: Samuel Holyoke
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 3,4vv   Voicings: STB or SATB
Genre: SacredSet piece   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1803 in The Columbian Repository

Description: Words by Isaac Watts, 1707, from Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Hymn 124 of Book 1, with six stanzas. Holyoke used the first two stanzas in his composition/

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Deep in the dust before thy throne.